The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
Male sexually assaults elderly woman: At 9:31 p.m. May 24 in the 32000 block of First Avenue South, a male entered the residence of an elderly woman with whom he was an acquaintance. He then grabbed her by the throat, choking her, and pushed her onto a bed. He grabbed her breasts over her clothing but fled her room as soon as she started to scream.
Woman shoots at pedestrian: At 12:27 p.m. May 24 in the 31600 block of Pacific Highway South, a victim said she was walking along the highway when she had a brief verbal exchange with another woman. Then, the unknown woman in the vehicle, fired a black, semi-automatic pistol toward the pedestrian. The suspect was in a dark gray SUV at the time. The victim was not injured, and police could not locate evidence or independent witnesses to the shooting.
Found business cards connect car theft to house fire: At 7:49 a.m. May 22 in the 33200 block of 36th Avenue Southwest, a deputy fire marshal requested Federal Way police assistance in response to a suspicious circumstance at the scene of a house fire. The marshal said he found business cards scattered in front of the house that was burned down and, while on scene, a victim from a car break-in up the street stopped by and said the business cards were taken from his vehicle that morning. The deputy fire marshal also mentioned that he could see two holes in the living room floor in a location that was odd for a burn to start. He told police they will know more once the debris is cleared.
Drugs flushed after bust: At 9 a.m. May 22 at 30611 16th Ave. S., a teacher observed a hand-to-hand drug deal in the bathroom at Federal Way High School. The students flushed marijuana down the toilet before administration arrived at the scene. Administrators interviewed the students, and they were subsequently expelled.
More transient camps identified: At 10:25 a.m. May 22 in the 36300 block of Pacific Highway South, cleanup crews requested police help check a nature reserve area for active “transient camps.” Police uncovered several new camps that were, they claim, producing a large amount of trash that was “clearly” polluting the Hylebos stream. Crews removed several containers of trash and discarded needles.
Infant found wandering alone: At 4:21 p.m. May 22 in the 35000 block of 16th Avenue South, someone found a 1-year-old child wandering around the business office of a complex. Management took custody of the child but did not know where he belonged. Eventually the family was located, and the child was returned to them.
Man with suicide note committed: At 10:35 p.m. May 21 in the 2400 block of South Star Lake Road, police discovered a man who was slumped over in his bed. He had shallow breathing and his skin appeared discolored, as if he was in that position for an extended period of time. The male was unresponsive to verbal commands but still had a pulse. Next to his body was a suicide note challenging medics’ ability to revive him. He was involuntarily committed.
Woman punches man: At 8:13 a.m. May 20 at 32300 First Ave. S., a nurse at Hallmark Manor reported a female resident, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and dementia, punched a male resident in the stomach for “no apparent reason.” The nurse requested police document the incident, as no one was injured.
Naked man found kneeling: At 12:14 a.m. May 18 in the 34800 block of Ninth Avenue South, police received a report of a naked person kneeling with one hand up in the air. The responding officer discovered the suspect had a Pierce County warrant, and they were transported to Pierce County jail.
Two boys start fight: At 4:02 p.m. May 18 in the 29000 block of 21st Avenue South, two boys approached another boy in a parking lot and asked if he wanted to fight as they filmed him. The victim said no and tried to leave the scene, but one of the boys swung at him multiple times, striking him in the back of the head once. The victim sustained minor swelling and a small bump, which was painful when touched. The school the boys attended placed a no-contact order between the boys and handled things on their end, while advising the victim’s mother to contact police.
Man reports “honor killing”: At 6:05 p.m. May 18 in the 32900 block of 47th Avenue South, police involuntarily committed a male who called 911 to report he had shot his father in an “honor killing.” The man was also being combative with his father and suffers from a mental illness. His family told police he has gotten worse and has been to St. Francis Hospital two times in the past but it was ineffective. Police reported the male has called police five times in the past two days to report various things.
Jay-walker bites cop: At 10:05 p.m. May 18 in the 29500 block of Pacific Highway South, police tried to arrest a male after witnessing him walk in traffic, nearly getting hit by cars. The male walked away from police when they tried to arrest him. As he walked away, he again walked in front of vehicles, crossing four lanes of traffic, “nearly being hit by more vehicles.” He then ran from police. When officers caught him, he continued to resist arrest and bit an officer, which caused a visible injury. Eventually, police arrested him, and he was booked into SCORE jail.